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thank you for joining us this morning. >> it is feeling better out side. >> so much rain fell yesterday. the ground is saturated. that is creating some fog. so much better than has been. 73 degrees at the airport right now. that is an improvement. the humidity is up to 96% because of the fog. you may run into that. it could slow you down at times. we're looking at mostly clear skies once the fog dissipates. lots of sunshine. we may warmup and to the low 90's. it will feel much better because it is less humidity. noaa get elected traffic. >> fog could of been a factor in
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an accident in the churchville region. there is a two-way traffic pattern. you may find some delays. harford road is shut down at fort road in the kings fell region. there's a down the street blocking all lanes. traveling north or south, take bel air road as for all to them. five minutes down to the fort mchenry on 95. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. this is sandy point. no problems at the toll plaza or the bay bridge. this is 95 south of mountain road. running smoothly. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> the nfl lockout comes to an end. >> the deal means owners will
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get a higher percentage of league revenue. the good news for the fans is that the preseason schedule is a go. george lettis has more. >> we have something constructive to do on sundays. baltimore sports fans in a good mood this morning. this new agreement puts an end to the first work stoppage since 1987 and the longest work stoppage in nfl history. television viewership of the draft dropped 7% this year. merchandise and tickets sales also fell. have fans lost any respect or enthusiasm for the game? >> i do not think so.
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they make a lot more money than i do. we love it. we want our football back. >> i am glad that is over. i am ready for some football. i'm sick of the millionaires fighting with the billionaires. >> the fans have the preseason to look forward to in mid august, but fans have a frenzy of activity to look forward to in the next few days or week and or so with free agency sightings. we have more in our sports report coming up. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. police are on the lookout for two teenagers trying to set a corner store on fire. the video shows the teenagers walking into the store. one of them up like a piece of cloth and tosses it and a shed
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behind the building. police are searching for a man who escaped custody while being treated at a hospital. he walked away from harbor hospital. he is wanted for armed robbery. he is known to frequent brooklyn park and is considered armed and dangerous. call metro crime stoppers if you have any information on his whereabouts. >> police arrested 36-rolled dante williams. troopers said he pushed a on to the r two people are arrested in a double shooting. police say katelyn messina and darnell hill were shot this
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weekend in a randallstown. katelyn messina died from her injuries. police have arrested ryan mclean and elrich smith. both are charged with first- degree murder. taxpayer money goes to places you may never think of like school roofs. david collins has more. >> taxpayers spent a bundle replacing aging roofs in baltimore county. but did they spend millions more than needed. this roof cost nearly $1.5 million. and this one, $1.7 million. this one, more than $2 million. is it too much? companies that want the business
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claimed the county is using a practice that restricts competitive bidding. >> it is mind-boggling to me. you have individual school districts that would be willing to pay that degree of a premium of. >> tonight, will we ever uncovered about the way your money is being spent. i'm david collins. >> several families are suing the largest school district in minnesota. it requires staff to remain neutral when the topic is raised in the classroom. students say the policy prevents staff from preventing non-trade students from harassment. it prevents the teachers for intervening when a student is bullied. >> kids have been calling me names and shoving me into lockers. >> parents have entrusted their
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kids and the school system has failed to these families by clinging to a policy of the violates the constitution's guarantee of equal protection. >> students and staff who did not intervene will be disciplined. we want our staff to intervene when they see bullying. >> they want to develop support for students. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think schools are doing enough to prevent bullying on campus? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> 73 degrees on tv hill. 11 mother faces criminal charges after somebody else killed her son. >> a gun in discharges at an airport. >> this is 695 at wilkins
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avenue. two accidents are reported this morning. sarah have some alternative routes
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>> welcome back. 5:10. 79 degrees outside. that is much better than where it has been the past couple of days. each day we're getting in a little better. mainly into the 70's across the bay and the inner parts of the city. 60's from hagerstown to the west. the overnight temperatures were cooler because it was a dry air with much lower humidity. we'll be heading that way with drier air pushing and across the state. that means temperatures will be warm into the afternoon. upper 80's and low 90's. not the typical humidity.
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the full forecast will be coming up. >> a rifle shot injures and employee near new orleans. a passenger was declared a hunting rifle when it discharged. the bullet hit a scale and fragmented. a piece struck an employer. he was taken to the hospital. a misdemeanor summons was issued. airline passengers are allowed to transport firearms but they must be checked as luggage and a must be unloaded. sentencing for a georgia mother who faces up to three years behind bars. they were not in a crosswalk when they were hit last year. her son died. the driver was caught and served six months. nelson was charged with failure to use a crosscourt.
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forced to land in dallas. after taking off, and emergency lights came on in the cockpit. the pilot dumped as much fuel as possible before making an emergency landing. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. how the spouses of people who carry tax that are getting a break. >> job recruiters are getting more tech savvy.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have an accident in the dundalk area. we're attracting some closures. a tractor-trailer ran into a bunch of parked cars. police are on the scene. another spot you may want to avoid, water main break repair and his the what in the rosedale region. harford road shut down because of a downed tree in kingsville. we have an accident in churchville. watch for closures. police are directing through that area. 95 running smoothly north and southbound through a cecil county. the beltway at north point
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boulevard. use extra caution. this is 95 south of 152, mountain road. building just a bit in the southbound direction. no official delays heading down to howard county. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. vanett>> we have a few scattered bus delays. be prepared for those. the 58 line continues to be diverting and falstaff. light rail and metro running without problems. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to a firmer rate. >> good morning. we're starting off with some patchy fog -- now back to ava marie.
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we have some fog this morning. throughout the day, we will see clearing skies. the front is offshore. the driest of the air is starting to push into the area. this will be with us for the next couple of days. temperatures are not that bad. we're still expecting the heat today. we will get away from the extreme humidity. we will warm at the inner harbor, 79. 70 in frederick. 60's as we head into the mountains. warmer air is to get towards the bay. cooler air towards the north and west. 70's all along the eastern coast. we are expecting improvement. it will be much less humidity, especially into the afternoon. upper 80's to low 90's and
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mostly sunny skies. that is the forecast across the state. sunshine for everyone. mid 80's out in the mountains. here's the seven-day forecast. great weather for the next couple of days. sunshine through the next couple of days. the heat comes back in. it could get half by friday. 97. that number could increase. so pretty warm and humidity into the weekend. rain chances hold off into the weekend in the seven-day forecast. >> spouses of people who owe back taxes are getting a break. the irs says it will be easier for innocent spouses whose partners under pays taxes.
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lawmakers had worked for the change. many innocent spouses may not know about collection attempts on their partners for years. thousands of post offices are targeted for possible closure. 3600 post offices are under review. postmaster general will release the list of those being studied for possible closure. you may have to face a background search during your next job search on facebook. this is an attempt to get more insight into what makes an applicant tick. the federal trade commission has decided that looking at social media does not violate privacy rights. >> angry customers at netflix
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may soon meet and greet shareholders. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. netflix forecasting to angry customers will cut into profits. subscriber growth is falling dramatically because of a recent price hike . books-a-million withdrawing its bid for borders. stocks were hurt yesterday. the countdown continues took the treasure department says it is an august 2 maker break deadline to reach a deal. analysts say the u.s. may not run out of money on august 2 because the government is collecting more taxes than expected. that is a business. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> what do have trust in the
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next hour? >> -- what do you have for us? >> some people are being hurt more than others. whites are getting richer. more in my next report. >> thank you. 73 degrees on tv hill. a parade for a returning marine. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think schools are doing enough to prevent bullying on campus? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> a happy homecoming for a
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florida marine. >> he received a warm greeting from family and friends. we have the story. >> it will cooperate for the marine. he came home in style after serving seven months in afghanistan. >> i did not expected to be this give. it is amazing. frawley service members who did not come home. this is for them. >> -- for all the service members who do not kamal. >> care packages have been sent for a month. sunday was her first introduction. >> i cannot wait to welcome him back. >> they finally met. their long distance friendship now an unbreakable bond. the group that organized the whole event and a huge difference for the troops and the veterans.
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>> three days before he was deployed, he walked in asking for support, asking him to send can do for the afghan children and for school supplies. we decided to make this a benefit to sell but chris's homecoming. >> he is looking for to wait well-deserved break after fighting for our freedom. >> in california, it was no wedding dress, no tax year, no flowers. a soldier married the woman of his dreams over the phone. >> you have come before me today to be united in marriage. >> rental blake is serving a year tour of duty in afghanistan. they could not wait before he got home to get married. they were married over the phone.
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there will see each other in december when rental returns home - -randall. congratulations . >> a local teacher pleads guilty to child pornography. what you will not be heading to jail. >> the ravens are coming back. about theeitter lockout? >> the debt limit debate. have lawmakers made any progress? >> thunderstorms have made their way well offshore. how long will this dry weather last? >> we have two early-morning accident. one in the dundalk area and another in churchville. [ female announcer ] did you know
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today.
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>> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> i am lisa robinson. thank you for joining us this morning. >> the state is getting in a little better. -- each day is getting in a little better. it was so humidity yesterday. it got hot quickly. a cold front came in. that prevented from getting extremely hot yesterday afternoon. how much less humidity it will be today. 73 is the current temperature. 96% is the humidity. the humidity will drop this afternoon. we'll have mostly sunny skies. it will be pretty pleasant afternoon, especially for the end of july. the heat could be back by the end of the week in. >> we have accidents we are
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tracking. one in dundalk and one in churchville. some closures in effect because of a tractor-trailer crashed. it plowed into several parked cars. we're attracting some closures. can would avenue, watch for a water main break. harford wrote remains closed at avenue, can would watch for water main break. a quick live look outside. this is the beltway at north point boulevard. this is about two miles from the accident scene. this is 324 in the bel air area. route 1 is a better bet if you travel through kings fville. that is the latest on traffic
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pulse 11. >> with just one week to go before the government runs out of money, the debt limit crisis continues in a washington. >> the president made a call for compromise. john boehner said the white house has been no help in negotiations. kate amara takes a closer look. >> president obama is appealing to the public to help end the debt limit still might -- stalemate. >> both parties have a responsibility to solve it. >> it appears the white house and house republicans remain at odds over raising the debt ceiling. the default deadline is august 2. >> we would risk sparking a deep economic crisis. this one caused almost entirely by washington. >> the united states cannot the on its debt obligations.
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>> a compromise. >> if you want a balanced approach, let your member of congress and no. >> john boehner blames the president for the impasse. >> the president would not take yes for an answer. >> speaker boehner proposed a two-step process. >> the solution is not complicated. if you are spending more money than you are taking in, you need to spend last. >> president obama wants a blank check and house republicans will not give it to him. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> senior citizens have made their voices heard. they rallied along side union members and federal employees outside the social security
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administration on monday. they are concerned about cuts to social security, medicare, and medicaid. >> we're being asked to increase our tax rate and to suffer a lower pension rate to cure a problem we did not cause. >> intonation does default on its loans, social security and other payments would likely continue to avoid an uproar from constituents. how crisis could affect your checkbook. see the potential problemm at >> the nfl lockout has been lifted. players will see practice rule changes that could make the game safer. the hall of fame game has been canceled. the preseason schedule is a go.
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george lettis is live at and m&t bank stadium with reaction. >> despite the money fight between billionaires and millionaires, fans would have talked to said they will talk about that greed, which is placed on football. >> we're happy. >> we're ready for the ravens. >> when the ravens take the field against the steelers, many fans said they will have forgotten about all the four months of waiting and drama. >> it is a business. they have to make money. they are looking at it from a business standpoint. >> this puts an end to the first work stoppage since 1987. >> both sides had issues. >> we happen to deliver the good news to the mother of mason
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crosbl y. >> they took care of business. >> television viewership of the draft dropped 7% this year. merchandise and tickets sales also fell. they may be ready for some football, but have fans lost any respect for the game? >> oh, i don't think so. granted, they do make a lot more money than i do. but other than that, we love it. we want our football back. >> the preseason is a few weeks away, fans, for it to about a week or so of a frenzy of activity when it comes to rosters are crossed the nfl. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. many of our facebook fans had quite a bit to say about the lockout ending. "you can thank us by getting to
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the super bowl and winning." "the should all be retired by the end of the 10-year contract." "i am done with the nfl." >> the death of a man. his body was found and of the death is ruled a homicide. louis nichols was last seen late saturday morning and was discovered by a fisherman on sunday. his staff is considered a homicide. they were not releasing much information. a former physical education teacher and pleads guilty to child pornography. he will not serve any jail time. he most recently worked at an elementary school.
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he is admitted to having child pornography on his computer. he must register as a sex offender for 15 years. he has been placed on five years' suspension. the suspect known as the east coast rapist may be connected to another assault. he is in custody and accused of the least 17 rapes. authorities say dna has lincoln to 1999 rape in in greenbelt. this took place in forestville. he was arrested in march. >> 5:37. 73 degrees on tv hill. the key to preventing brain damage after a stroke may become naturally in the brain. >> protecting football players.
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>> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think schools are doing enough to prevent bullying on campus? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> two accidents that we're tracking with closures. learning about some of fire activity in coc
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>> welcome back. 5:40. 79 degrees outside. we have some moisture left over in the atmosphere. it is a bit cooler. you could see some fog around
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early this morning. the cold front is making its way of sure. when it quite a few reports of flash flooding in harford and carroll county yesterday. today will be much better. temperatures will be a couple of degrees warmer. upper 80's and low 90's. with the lower humidity, it will feel great. we're talking about the heat and humidity coming back by the end of the week. full details in my seven-day forecast. >> a natural substance produced by the brain could help prevent damage after a stroke. researchers say the protein lowered levels of molecules that caused brain damage in mice.
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unlike the current drug, a synthetic drug shrugged brain lesions in the mice even when given tall flowers after the stroke was induced. >> the ivy league is limiting the number of full contact practices 18 ken holt. college players sustain more total hits to the head in a practice is then they do win games. during the season, coaches can hold to its full contact practices a week. coaches should use videos to show legal and illegal hits. >> the nfl lockout is lifted. some changes to the ravens are lined up. which of your favorite players may not be wearing purple and
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black this fall? >> behind bars in italy. where that amanda knox could soon be cleared. we'll explain. >> this is 695 and wilkins avenue. an accident reported in dundalk. sarah caldwe3q
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have a medical call at 108. watch for possible lane closures. southbound 95, a disabled vehicle. lookout for that. some possible delays. rose bank, another place you may
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find some in delays. avenue, a water main break. we have a downed tree blocking harford road between now and mountain vista and ford. churchville, an accident still wrapping up. a lot going on. we will keep you posted. not a lot in terms of the delays. looking good at the east side. this is an 95 coming of harford county. so far running smoothly on 503. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to vanetta brooks of the mta system. some scatteredg bus delays. the 91 and 97 are operating with delays this morning. the 58 bus is diverting at
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falstaff. one last check on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines is showing no delays. i am vanetta brooks. now back to ava marie. >> thank you. good morning. the storm cleared out the area yesterday. we had multiple reports of flash flooding in harford and carroll counties. we saw up to three and four inches of rain. the front is moving offshore. so are the thunderstorms. we have clear skies for the next couple of days. yesterday wasn't too bad temperature-wise. 91. the normal is 88. it was very humidity out side. that made things feel sticky early on. temperatures are better to start out today.
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79 at the inner harbor. 76 in annapolis. 60's as you head into the western mountains. the driest of the year is back in western maryland. that will be pushing throughout the day. a bit warmer as to get into the city and down towards annapolis. ocean city, mid 80's. mid 80's into the mountains. some patchy fog this morning. the skies will be mostly clear into the night. look at these overnight temperatures. 65 to 70 degrees. it may feel a bit chilly out compared to how we have been. low humidity for the next couple of days. friday looks to be pretty hot, above normal. we'll keep you up to date on that. >> new hope for a college
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student in prison for murder. amanda knox was convicted in the murder of for british remain. forensics experts called into question the dna evidence used to convict them. >> the underground bunker built to incorporate mafia bosses was packed. knox visibly stiffened. the forensic scientists testified the result used to convict knox and the former boyfriend failed to conform to international standards. the knife used to murder the exchange student could not be retested as there was not enough dna evidence to analyze.
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>> we're hearing a very minute details and mistakes that were made. >> the defense team will raise the issue of motive. the prosecution claimed this was a crime cling to it sex game gone wrong. that theory was never proved in court. the fall back motive seems to a fallen flat. this trout remains on the front pages because in these closing days, it appears an innocent girl has been convicted of a crime she did not commit. keith miller, nbc news. >> a bail review for the presidential historian stealing millions of dollars in documents. today, he and his assistant will
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go before the court. the men were arrested after authorities say an employee saw one walk off with a document from the library. 60 documents were found inside a locker at the library. they included papers signed by abraham lincoln. a judge will rule as quickly as possible on a motion to dismiss the remaining bribery charges against ulysses currie. he is accused of using his influence to benefit a grocery store chain. half the charges were dropped in may. his attorneys moved to have the rest of the bribery charges dismissed. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. some popular ravens players could be other way out. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them.
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heap will be there. ozzie newsome informed todd heap his contract would be terminated. part of the effort to get under the salary cap. he has 41 touchdown passes. sign the will try to reassig tight end. same deal with derrick mason. he's the team's all-time leading receiver. he said he would love to resign here. willis mcgahee is another veteran who will be released reported late. number 97, another consonant veteran has been there for the past 11 years. by releasing four players, the ravens free up over $18 million
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in salary cap space. the salary-cap is listed at $120 million. the ravens kickoff the preseason august 11 against the eagles. the news of the cuts came hours after the nfl lockout was listed. roger goodell and demaurice smith savored a new contract. >> it has been a long time coming. football is back and that is great news for everybody. i want to thank all the players for their leadership and for securing the long term future of the game. this is a great thing for our game. but our fans most importantly. >> orioles in toronto tonight. the ravens try to reassign \ /\/ sign derrick mason and top
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.eop todd heap >> it will be warm for july. the sunshine is out. we will talk about how long is sunshine will last. >> we have an accident in dundalk. we'll check and problems elsewhere. that is coming up.
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>> the fight over the debt now being played out on tv. the president and the republican leader go head-to-head on the airwaves. airwaves. >>


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